Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Performance art

Most Inspired Performance Art Award goes to Tall Dog's president, Lee, who recruited a banjo-player/cyclist to follow him to the nearest cornfield and accompany him with Foggy Mountain Breakdown while he peed in the cornfield. It was spectacularly surreal. Check back here in a few days for a G-rated picture.

A Des Moines Register columnist coined the phrase "rolling circus" to describe RAGBRAI to people who haven't ridden it. And that's exactly what it is.

Back to the bike...

3 comments:

  1. Oh my god, I'm so glad your not dead.

    Keep up the good work. I posted a shout-out to you and Gary on the main ragbri web page, look for it...they said they post them to you. Is this true?

    Thinking of you on your journey!

    Mary

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  2. Anonymous10:34 PM

    Here's a link to a DSM Register article mentioning the banjo playing incident:
    http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050728/LIFE04/507280349/1001/NEWS

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  3. Actually the cornfield incident inspired me to do some kind of take-off on "Where's Waldo" for the rest of the ride. I called it "Find the Banjo Dude", where I would find some odd place in each town to play, and wait until someone found me. I played under trucks, in railroad cars, on bridges, and even on a few roofs! I played until someone stopped and took a picture. (Hey, by the way, anyone reading this have a picture of me playing someplace like that, please send it to me via the corporate offices: jimz@eegraphics.com. Thanks a whole bunch!

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